Holy Rosary Students Help Fill Local Food Shelf

By KBJR News 1

Pictured (L-R) are Lars Berg, Ben Lamaster, Ellyn Rectenwald, and Gabby Seyfer.

March 29, 2013 Updated Mar 29, 2013 at 11:04 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Holy Rosary School collected a record amount of food during it's 17th annual food drive this year.

The school just wrapped it's annual food drive and collected 1,027 pounds of non-perishable food items and $281 over a three week period during the month of March.

The food drive started at the school in 1996 and is now a foundational piece of the school's community service program.

The collected food was delivered to CHUM's food shelf for distribution to local families.

"This is a great way for students to feel what it means to give to people in need right here in our Duluth community. After Meg Kearns (a CHUM representative) came to speak to the third grade classes, the students were able to understand how important it really is," said Ms. Carole Zanardi, a 3rd grade teacher at Holy Rosary School.

More than 17,000 pounds of food has been collected by Holy Rosary School since the drive was started.

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